Bringing Our Innovations to Communities in Oregon
Fehr & Peers Portland Opens June 1, 2017

For over 30 years, Fehr & Peers has improved communities through innovative transportation solutions. In the past few decades we’ve completed several important projects in Oregon. These key efforts have included supporting the City of Portland’s Transportation System Development Charge program since 1997, working with the City to make Oregon Metro’s travel model more responsive to bike and pedestrian infrastructure, and testing policy options to help the Oregon Department of Transportation reduce the freight sector’s greenhouse gas emissions. During this time, we have admired Oregon’s forward-thinking and innovative culture and we are pleased to now establish our office in this region. We are really excited for this new endeavor and to connect with new clients and teaming partners. We’ll see you this summer, Oregon!

Portland Office

Anjum Bawa

Principal, Office Leader

Anjum has 15 years of experience in providing transportation planning and engineering consulting services to both public and private sector clients. During his tenure at Fehr & Peers, Anjum has managed various transportation studies, multimodal simulation studies, parking studies, conceptual roadway designs, institutional campus plans, special-event planning and traffic engineering as well as assisted in development of land use planning and statistical tools. In his role as our Portland office leader, Anjum will oversee and direct office activities towards developing effective and innovative transportation solutions for communities in Oregon.

Anjum's Big Move, LAX --> PDX

“Before making my big move from Los Angeles, I had visited Portland a number of times with my family and friends, renting homes in different neighborhoods to get a sense of my surroundings. Through these visits, I grew to recognize that there was something special about this place. For starters, the food is delicious. To me, the City of Portland has one of the five most unique cultures (the other four on my list are New York, New Orleans, Las Vegas, and San Francisco). Every interaction so far has been pleasant. While I’m walking around or enjoying a drink somewhere, I notice and enjoy that the people are laid back, free spirited, and open to anything.

Based on my knowledge of Portland, there are many areas that I look forward to experiencing, including trails for hiking and biking, restaurants, and different food carts. At this point, I’m focused on staying out and about as much as I can to really soak in all that I know Portland has to offer.  I’m currently evaluating the flattest roads for my commute to work. I live right across from the river from downtown, and have a 15-minute walk/bike ride to work. (I welcome any recommendations from anyone who reads this!)

From my shoes, it’s really neat to absorb and appreciate things that Portland has already achieved as it relates to transportation. The City is very progressive and open to trying new things, and I believe that’s how our firm can truly bring our innovative expertise and research for the benefit of this community. The people here adapt to change well, and are looking in the right directions for how we can make access to mobility equal for all. Our team is looking forward to sharing our ideas so that this community can enjoy the added value in their long-range and near-term planning.”

Sarah Peters

Senior Transportation Planner

Sarah has six years of industry experience with a focus on providing transportation options for employees and residents of the communities she serves. She has managed the development of large transportation demand management (TDM) plans, pedestrian access plans, and multimodal corridor studies, and has experience with TDM program monitoring, bicycle and pedestrian planning, and parking demand studies. She is also the leader of Fehr & Peers’ TDM Initiative, which advances expertise within the company and serves as an internal clearinghouse for TDM knowledge.

Sarah's Journey to a New Market, SJC --> PDX

“Before being presented with a business opportunity in Portland, I had been to Portland many times over the past year, as my boyfriend actually moved to the area last fall. After visiting several times,  I grew to really love this city. There is so much opportunity and a very unique culture. Plus, I’m sure you’ve heard… the food is fantastic!

Aside from my personal ties, I saw this as an exciting opportunity for me to play a role in the expansion of Fehr & Peers and to learn a new market area. When I first started in the San Jose office, I was fresh out of grad school and getting my bearings in the industry. Now that I have some experience under my belt, I’m excited for this venture into Portland as the city and the region are experiencing a time of change. Like many cities, it’s facing very real challenges around affordability and providing better multimodal travel choices, while seeking to maintain its quality of life. With its long history of progressive urban planning, the Portland region is in a good position to grow in a way that preserves what’s so wonderful about this place.

As I plan ahead for what’s to come in this new area, I’m looking forward to participating in Pedalpalooza next June, biking around Portland (currently getting my rain gear ready!), hiking in Forest Park, and trying out all the food carts – lucky for me, there’s a giant pod right across from our office! As a transportation consultant, I am excited to join the community of clients, residents, and political leaders who have all banded together to develop a safe, multimodal community. Who wouldn’t want to be a part of that?”

Additional Contributors

Dan Grayuski

Regional Principal in Charge

Dan has over 27 years of experience as a transportation consultant and project manager. Dan brings a rare blend of experience in multimodal transportation planning including: transit, bicycle & pedestrian, freight, and automobile operations analysis experience. Additional projects include airport planning studies, multi-use trail plans, bicycle and pedestrian plans, university transportation and parking projects, circulation plans, corridor studies, transportation elements, transportation master plans, development plans, and comprehensive plans.

Kendra Breiland

Principal

Kendra Breiland, AICP, is a Principal in our Seattle Office. Over the past 10 years, she has led citywide transportation plans, corridor studies, and funding studies for numerous communities throughout the Pacific Northwest. She is currently supporting Portland’s update to its Transportation System Development Charge program to make it more multimodal and leverage new person trip data.

Ronald T. Milam

Principal

Ronald T. Milam, AICP, PTP leads the firm’s innovation, research, and technical development efforts while also actively advising a wide range of clients on the changing trends and disruptive forces affecting transportation planning. His current work includes applying big data to measure multimodal performance, modeling the effects of TNCs and autonomous vehicles, and developing customized quick-response tools for trip generation, parking, VMT, and TDM. Ron will be dedicating a substantial portion of his time to support our efforts in the Portland market while continuing to support Fehr & Peers’ clients and markets across the US. His depth and breadth of knowledge and geographic experience allows him to bring a diverse perspective to the challenges that communities face in deciding how best to achieve their desired transportation outcomes.

What we do…

Bicycle & Pedestrian

Balancing the needs of all modes while offering expert knowledge of best practices.

Specific Areas
  • Bicycle, Pedestrian & Trail Master Planning
  • Pedestrian & Bicycle Safety, including Vision Zero
  • Bikeway Design, Plans, Specifications & Estimates
  • Pedestrians & Bicycle Design Innovations
  • Complete Streets Planning & Design
  • Campus Bicycle & Pedestrian Planning
  • Bike Share Planning & Design
  • Safe Routes to Schools
  • Safe Routes to Transit
  • Wayfinding Planning & Design
  • Training & Grant Writing
  • Bicycle & Pedestrian Forecasting & GIS Analysis
  • Health Impact Analysis

Freight & Goods Movement

Employing a ‘layered network’ approach to ensure solutions are integrated into the multimodal transportation system of a given community.

Specific Areas
  • Major Generator Studies – Ports, terminals, consolidation, distribution centers, and intermodal facilities
  • Site Access & Truck Circulation – Planning including detailed micro-simulation models
  • Freight Travel Forecasting – Models for all goods movement travel modes and mode shift analyses
  • Conceptual Design – of access improvements
  • Loading Logistics – including staging analysis
  • Sustainability Analyses – Energy and GHG emissions assessments
  • Community Accommodations – Including complete streets and multimodal network planning
  • Truck Operations & Safety – Studies on climbing and safety lanes, truck stop, parking and weigh station operations
  • Tolling & Managed Lanes – Assessing the impacts to freight transportation
  • Statewide & Regional – freight and intermodal planning
  • Intelligent Transportation Systems – for commercial vehicles
  • Big Data – Using new data sources to better understand freight patterns and impacts

Land Use & Transportation

Quantifying the effects of various built environment factors on trip generation and mode choice.

Specific Areas
  • Transportation Elements – Comprehensive, General, and Specific Plans
  • Smart Growth – Mixed-use trip generation (i.e. the “Ds”)
  • Transit Oriented Developments – Creating vibrant, livable communities
  • Context-Sensitive Design – including complete streets
  • Intermodal Centers – Ground transportation hubs
  • Campus Master Plans – More pedestrian and transit friendly campuses
  • Entertainment & Special Events – Planning venues
  • Transportation Impact – Assessments for environmental clearance
  • Impact Fee Programs – Fee program imposed by a local government
  • Parking Needs – Financial analysis
  • Shared Parking – for mixed-use development
  • Site Access & Circulation – planning services from start to finish
  • Transportation Demand Management – strategies to reduce travel demand
  • Health Impact Analysis – Assuring that transportation policies consider health impacts

Multimodal Operations & Simulation

Rigorously testing and evaluating new data sources such as Big Data, software, and analytical techniques.

Specific Areas
  • Freeway & Interchange Improvements
  • Traffic Signal Optimization & Coordination
  • High Occupancy Vehicle (HOV) and Toll (HOT) Lane Studies
  • Transit Signal Priority
  • Corridor & Systemwide Analysis
  • Light Rail Transit (LRT) System
  • Safety Evaluation
  • Congestion Pricing
  • Bus Rapid Transit (BRT) System
  • Expert Witness Services
  • Railroad Grade Crossing
  • Complete Streets Analysis & Simulation
  • Alternative Intersection & Interchanges
  • Roundabout Intersections

Multimodal Safety

Encouraging planning decisions that move people safely, keeping them free from harm in any mode along their trip.

Specific Areas
  • Bicycle & Pedestrian Planning
  • Freight & Auto Travel Forecasting
  • Multimodal Operations, Highway Safety Manual
  • Complete Streets Planning & Design
  • Transit Master Plans
  • Access Management
  • Safe Routes to Transit
  • Safe Routes to Schools
  • Click here for recent safety news, valuable references, and industry resources.

Sustainable Transportation

Creating strategies that minimize vehicle travel, enhance travel efficiency, provide economic vitality, and personal choice.

Specific Areas
  • Statewide & Regional Sustainability Strategies
  • Climate Action Plans & Carbon Footprint Analyses
  • Best Management for State, Regional & Local
  • Sustainable Master Plans for Major Developments
  • Travel Model Enhancements for Sustainable Practices
  • Transportation Transit System & Demand Management
  • LEED ND for Transportation at Major Developments
  • Plans for Universities, Activity Centers & Military Bases
  • Sustainable Urban Mobility Plans
  • Research & Innovation

Transit Planning

Integrating transit with other critical elements including land use, the roadway system, and the adjacent network of bike and ped facilities.

Specific Areas
  • Transit Master Plans
  • Transportation Studies
  • Feasibility Studies
  • High Capacity Transit
  • Light & Commuter Rail
  • Alternative Analysis
  • Bus Rapid Transit (BRT)
  • Streetcar/Circulator
  • Shuttles
  • Station Design & Planning
  • Transit-Oriented Developments
  • Ridership Forecasting
  • Safe Routes to Transit
  • Transit Signal Priority

Transportation Demand Management

Providing comprehensive planning in TDM program development, implementation, and monitoring.

Specific Areas
  • TDM Plans
  • Master Plans
  • Quantification of TDM-related VMT reductions
  • Alternative transportation studies for research parks, large multi-tenant office parks, and campuses

Transportation Engineering

Integrating design and construction management expertise with extensive knowledge of planning and operations to provide the ideal combination of creative, yet practical solutions for all travel modes.

Specific Areas
  • Intelligent Transportation Systems
  • Signal Interconnect Systems
  • Ramp Metering
  • Traffic Signals
  • Bike & Ped Signals
  • Traffic Control/Management
  • Signing
  • Pavement Delineation
  • Complete Streets Projects
  • Traffic Calming Devices
  • Roundabouts
  • Design Build Projects
  • Emergency & Railroad Pre-emption
  • Conceptual Engineering Feasibility Assessments
  • Street, Walkway, & Bikeway Lighting Systems

Travel Behavior & Forecasting

Developing and updating models, and applying innovative techniques that allow travel demand models to capture the interactions between neighborhood-scale land use characteristics and travel patterns.

Specific Areas
  • Big Data & Travel Survey Analysis
  • Direct Ridership Forecasts
  • Impact Fee Nexus Studies
  • Travel Model Development & Application
  • Travel Model Enhancements for Built Environments
  • Travel Model Enhancements for Climate Change
  • High Occupancy Vehicle (HOV) and Toll (HOT) Lane Studies
  • Dynamic Traffic Assignment Models
  • Integrated Demand/Operations Models
  • Dynamic Model Validation
  • Corridor & Systemwide Analysis
  • Transit Patronage Forecasts
  • Congestion Pricing
  • Integrated GIS Analysis

Visual Communications

Humanizing transportation analyses through GIS/spatial analysis, graphic design, and 3D and future conditions renderings.

Specific Areas
  • Cartography & Spatial Analysis
  • Future Conditions & 3D
  • Graphic Design & Collateral
  • Multimedia
  • Public Outreach
  • Wayfinding & Environmental
  • Click here for a list of our provided Visual Communications services and to visit our portfolio.

Our mission is to empower every employee to develop effective and innovative transportation solutions that improve communities.

One of our key differentiators is…

We invest our own money in Research & Development-inspired initiatives to propel the state-of-the-practice. This includes forming discipline group collaborations that advance our knowledge and expertise in a specific technical area, identifying technical initiatives to help clients answer questions that the current state-of-the-practice is not yet equipped to answer, and remaining committed to enhancing our clients’ understanding of how disruptive forces in technology, demographics, and socioeconomics may affect their transportation planning decisions.

TNCs

TNCs like Lyft, Uber and other similar services are increasingly likely to fundamentally alter travel behavior at the local and regional levels. Will these ultimately decrease or increase vehicular travel?

Autonomous Vehicles

How will they affect the evolution of our cities, the way we plan and design our multimodal transport infrastructure, and provide mobility to all socio-economic groups?

ASAP & Big Data

More data is available than ever before, but that doesn’t necessarily mean that all data has value for transportation planning purposes. Our quick-response tools gather more rigorous data increasing the confidence in our predictive models.

Scenario Planning

In a dynamic and unpredictable world, determined to make quick decisions, how do we provide even more reliable and stable forecasts of costs, benefits, and return-on-investment?

Let’s connect in Portland…

Portland Office

921 SW Washington St, Suite 700
Portland, OR

Where can you find us?

921 SW Washington Street, Suite 700, Portland, OR
Main: 503.416.7300